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27 May 2011

A drug to take away the bad times

Blocking a hormone involved in the body's stress response may change the way people remember negative memories, according to a new study.

Blocking a hormone involved in the body's stress response may change the way people remember negative memories, according to a new study.

"We know that (cortisol) is important for memory," Marie-France Marin, the study's lead author from the University of Montreal, said. "Very high levels are bad for your memory, and very low levels are bad for your memory."

 
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